After I turned 13, I was no longer forced to go to church. Two years later, I began living life on the edge, excessively drinking beer and trying marijuana. By age 17, I had an encounter with the law which only resulted in a speeding ticket, although I was not at all sober and the officer knew it. This incident forced me to take a hard look within myself.
A few months later, I had had enough of living life with no purpose, no meaning, and no peace. I went to talk with my best friend while he was cleaning the church. As we sat on the steps, the tears flowed as I spoke to Mike with a broken heart. He simply responded, “Are you ready to trust Jesus”. It all made sense now and he prayed with me to receive Christ.
After praying, I knew something was different within me. For the first time ever, I felt like life had a purpose and meaning. I had a peace within me. As my faith grows in the Lord, I realize that it is not just about knowledge or prayer requests but about a personal relationship with Jesus.
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